Canadian born Hamza Omari was raised in Jordan and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. His interest in a multidisciplinary practice prompted his move to the Dubai-based studio LOCI Architecture + Design, where he currently works as the Industrial Designer.
Omari’s furniture and product design has been exhibited in several galleries and publications, including a project that was bought by 18KARAT, a Vancouver-based high-end furniture manufacturer. More recently, Omari designed the first addition of Dubai Design Week’s Abwab pavilions which utilised sand facades that were specifically developed for the project to control light and heat transfer.
Omari’s designs are a creation of innovation with function, pushing the boundaries of what is possible whilst maintaining the context of the product. Through a process of questioning and scrutiny towards every stage of design, each project is dealt with within the constraints it requires. Omari believes that good design maximises function with form, encompassing both social and environmental integrity.